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10 Festive Christmas Eve Meals in Miami

From feast of the seven fishes to steak dinners, there’s a meal for every taste

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While this Christmas Eve may be quite different from others past as large family gathering and Nochebuena are a big safety “no no” — it is still the most wonderful time of the year as long as you are with family, friends, and delicious food.

Below is a list of some of Miami best places to enjoy a Christmas Eve meal in Miami with a variety of options whether it is take-out meal or dine-in meal that is desired.

Editor’s Note: Most Florida restaurants have resumed indoor and outdoor dining services. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for onsite dining, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Florida Health Department’s website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Bourbon Steak Miami by Michael Mina

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19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180
(786) 279-6600
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Bring an appetite to chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak to enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $110 per person and available on Christmas Eve from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy an appetizer followed by an entree with a trio of side dishes and dessert. Menu highlights include a 16 oz. Delmonico ribeye, a 14 oz. veal chop, rack of lamb, and a 14 oz. New York strip. Dessert options include molten chocolate with raspberry gel, feuilletine crumble with raspberry sorbet or a espresso panna cotta with toffee praline and gingerbread clusters.

2. La Placita

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6789 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138
(305) 400-8173
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La Placita is offering a Puerto Rican family style holiday platter featuring roasted pork, pasteles (think tamales but instead of corn, it is made with green plantain or yuca), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), morcillas (blood sausages), and sweet plantains. The $36 platter serves two to three people and is available all month long for dine in or take out.

3. Coop

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140 NE 39th St #241-A
Miami, FL 33137
(786) 571-0556

Fried chicken lovers will appreciate Coop’s holiday family meals priced at $55 for four people and $88 for eight people. The party of four meal includes eight pieces of fried chicken, two large sides, plus four cornbreads. The party of eight meal has twice as much food. Add large sides of mac and cheese, mixed green salad, sweet potato casserole, or fries for $10 each. Available for dine in or take out.

4. Matador Room

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2901 Collins Avenue The Miami Beach EDITION
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(786) 257-4600
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Enjoy a Christmas Eve meal at Matador with this four-course, family style menu that includes a total of twelve dishes. The first course consists of scallop and black truffle tartare with toasted sourdough, sweet pea guacamole with toasted sunflower seeds and tortillas, and citrus and mixed chicories with sweet gorgonzola and basil. The second course is composed of beef carpaccio and black truffle fritters and white shaved truffle, charred octopus with crispy potatoes, and a whole roasted cauliflower with turmeric tahini and pistachio. The third course features spice crusted celeriac steak with red chili lime emulsion, a roasted snapper, and a Colorado lamb chop with crunchy polenta and chili glaze. Last but not least, end the meal with chocolate mousse with mint ice cream, citrus pavlova with blood orange sorbet, and a cookie platter. Price is $135 for adults and $60 for children and available for dine in or take out.

5. South Beach Food & Wine Festival

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2105 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

SOBEWFF’s has four Christmas meal packages available to enjoy at home. Parties of two can select either the 16 oz. sliced Spanish roast pork (priced at $145) or slow roasted beef tenderloin (priced at $165), and parties of four can choose from a 7 lb. bone-in Spanish roast pork (priced at $325) or 48 oz. chateaubriand (priced at $375). All come with choices of four sides and salads (16oz for parties of two and 32oz for parties of four), baked bread, a choice of dessert (two desserts for parties of four), Grand 75 cocktail kit by Grand Marnier, a bottle of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, a bottle of Cinzano Prosecco, and a bottle of Bacardi coquito. Order here.

6. Icebox Cafe

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1855 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 538-8448
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Icebox is offering a three-course menu priced at $48 that is available for dine-in, pick up, or delivery (orders for pick up or delivery must be placed by December 23rd). The meal includes mushroom caps filled and with lump crabmeat parmesan and gruyere plus watercress salad as the appetizer. The main is roasted Cornish hens stuffed with cornbread, dried fruits, and chestnuts served with creamed spinach with nutmeg, and roasted baby winter root vegetables. Finish off with a pear almond tartlet served with whipped cream.

7. Amare Ristorante

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1 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 598-8622
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Amare’s Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner offers three appetizers and pastas along with two mains and dessert selections. Start with sauteed mussels in a light red sauce, zucchini flowers with Atlantic cod and rabiola, and calamari. Continue on to three pastas; squid ink pasta with jumbo lump crab, artichokes and bottarga, ravioli filled with Maine lobster, and large rigatoni with little neck clams and zucchini. The entrée choices are a grilled branzino or grilled octopus with a chickpea puree and fennel. Finish off with either the profitteroles or panetonne. The dinner is priced at $75 per person.

8. Smith & Wollensky

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1 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-2800
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This classic steak house is offering two prime rib roast deals; three bones at $220 and four bones at $270 as well as a 4lb tenderloin roast; all served with au jus and horseradish cream with cooking instructions included. For an additional $100, diners can add sides that feed four people featuring two loaves of rosemary and sea salt dinner rolls, a classic wedge salad, crispy Yukon gold potatoes, roasted beets plus butternut squash, and a New York cheesecake topped with raspberry sauce and strawberries for dessert.  

9. Finka Table & Tap

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14690 SW 26th St
Miami, FL 33175
(305) 227-8818
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Finka is offering to cook Christmas Eve dinner so everyone can relax at home. Main choices include a whole roasted chicken for $20 which serves two to three people, a roasted pork leg for $98 which serves twelve to fifteen, pork chunks for $50 serving ten people, and a pork shoulder for $48 which served six. Compliment the meal with a variety of individual servings such as white rice, black beans, truffle mashed potatoes, yuca with mojo, pumpkin risotto, and mac and cheese to name a few and priced from $1.50 to $6. End the meal on a sweet note with chocolate chip banana bread or whole guava cheesecake priced at $8 and $40, respectively. Orders must be placed by December 21st.

10. Fiola Miami

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1500 San Ignacio Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33146
(305) 912-2639
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Fiola is offering a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. The five-course meal begins with seared wahoo or big eye tuna followed by seared scallop or Alaskan king crab. Next up are the options of lemon tagliolini or Amalfi seafood risotto with entrée selections of butter-poached turbot fillet or porcini crusted halibut. Rounding out the meal are dessert choices of Italian Christmas panettone or Fiola gingerbread man. The menu is priced at $155 per person.

1. Bourbon Steak Miami by Michael Mina

19999 W Country Club Dr, Aventura, FL 33180

Bring an appetite to chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak to enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu priced at $110 per person and available on Christmas Eve from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can enjoy an appetizer followed by an entree with a trio of side dishes and dessert. Menu highlights include a 16 oz. Delmonico ribeye, a 14 oz. veal chop, rack of lamb, and a 14 oz. New York strip. Dessert options include molten chocolate with raspberry gel, feuilletine crumble with raspberry sorbet or a espresso panna cotta with toffee praline and gingerbread clusters.

19999 W Country Club Dr
Aventura, FL 33180

2. La Placita

6789 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138

La Placita is offering a Puerto Rican family style holiday platter featuring roasted pork, pasteles (think tamales but instead of corn, it is made with green plantain or yuca), arroz con gandules (rice and pigeon peas), morcillas (blood sausages), and sweet plantains. The $36 platter serves two to three people and is available all month long for dine in or take out.

6789 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

3. Coop

140 NE 39th St #241-A, Miami, FL 33137

Fried chicken lovers will appreciate Coop’s holiday family meals priced at $55 for four people and $88 for eight people. The party of four meal includes eight pieces of fried chicken, two large sides, plus four cornbreads. The party of eight meal has twice as much food. Add large sides of mac and cheese, mixed green salad, sweet potato casserole, or fries for $10 each. Available for dine in or take out.

140 NE 39th St #241-A
Miami, FL 33137

4. Matador Room

2901 Collins Avenue The Miami Beach EDITION, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Enjoy a Christmas Eve meal at Matador with this four-course, family style menu that includes a total of twelve dishes. The first course consists of scallop and black truffle tartare with toasted sourdough, sweet pea guacamole with toasted sunflower seeds and tortillas, and citrus and mixed chicories with sweet gorgonzola and basil. The second course is composed of beef carpaccio and black truffle fritters and white shaved truffle, charred octopus with crispy potatoes, and a whole roasted cauliflower with turmeric tahini and pistachio. The third course features spice crusted celeriac steak with red chili lime emulsion, a roasted snapper, and a Colorado lamb chop with crunchy polenta and chili glaze. Last but not least, end the meal with chocolate mousse with mint ice cream, citrus pavlova with blood orange sorbet, and a cookie platter. Price is $135 for adults and $60 for children and available for dine in or take out.

2901 Collins Avenue The Miami Beach EDITION
Miami Beach, FL 33140

5. South Beach Food & Wine Festival

2105 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

SOBEWFF’s has four Christmas meal packages available to enjoy at home. Parties of two can select either the 16 oz. sliced Spanish roast pork (priced at $145) or slow roasted beef tenderloin (priced at $165), and parties of four can choose from a 7 lb. bone-in Spanish roast pork (priced at $325) or 48 oz. chateaubriand (priced at $375). All come with choices of four sides and salads (16oz for parties of two and 32oz for parties of four), baked bread, a choice of dessert (two desserts for parties of four), Grand 75 cocktail kit by Grand Marnier, a bottle of Grand Marnier Cordon Rouge, a bottle of Cinzano Prosecco, and a bottle of Bacardi coquito. Order here.

2105 N Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33127

6. Icebox Cafe

1855 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Icebox is offering a three-course menu priced at $48 that is available for dine-in, pick up, or delivery (orders for pick up or delivery must be placed by December 23rd). The meal includes mushroom caps filled and with lump crabmeat parmesan and gruyere plus watercress salad as the appetizer. The main is roasted Cornish hens stuffed with cornbread, dried fruits, and chestnuts served with creamed spinach with nutmeg, and roasted baby winter root vegetables. Finish off with a pear almond tartlet served with whipped cream.

1855 Purdy Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

7. Amare Ristorante

1 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Amare’s Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner offers three appetizers and pastas along with two mains and dessert selections. Start with sauteed mussels in a light red sauce, zucchini flowers with Atlantic cod and rabiola, and calamari. Continue on to three pastas; squid ink pasta with jumbo lump crab, artichokes and bottarga, ravioli filled with Maine lobster, and large rigatoni with little neck clams and zucchini. The entrée choices are a grilled branzino or grilled octopus with a chickpea puree and fennel. Finish off with either the profitteroles or panetonne. The dinner is priced at $75 per person.

1 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

8. Smith & Wollensky

1 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

This classic steak house is offering two prime rib roast deals; three bones at $220 and four bones at $270 as well as a 4lb tenderloin roast; all served with au jus and horseradish cream with cooking instructions included. For an additional $100, diners can add sides that feed four people featuring two loaves of rosemary and sea salt dinner rolls, a classic wedge salad, crispy Yukon gold potatoes, roasted beets plus butternut squash, and a New York cheesecake topped with raspberry sauce and strawberries for dessert.  

1 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

9. Finka Table & Tap

14690 SW 26th St, Miami, FL 33175

Finka is offering to cook Christmas Eve dinner so everyone can relax at home. Main choices include a whole roasted chicken for $20 which serves two to three people, a roasted pork leg for $98 which serves twelve to fifteen, pork chunks for $50 serving ten people, and a pork shoulder for $48 which served six. Compliment the meal with a variety of individual servings such as white rice, black beans, truffle mashed potatoes, yuca with mojo, pumpkin risotto, and mac and cheese to name a few and priced from $1.50 to $6. End the meal on a sweet note with chocolate chip banana bread or whole guava cheesecake priced at $8 and $40, respectively. Orders must be placed by December 21st.

14690 SW 26th St
Miami, FL 33175

10. Fiola Miami

1500 San Ignacio Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146

Fiola is offering a Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. The five-course meal begins with seared wahoo or big eye tuna followed by seared scallop or Alaskan king crab. Next up are the options of lemon tagliolini or Amalfi seafood risotto with entrée selections of butter-poached turbot fillet or porcini crusted halibut. Rounding out the meal are dessert choices of Italian Christmas panettone or Fiola gingerbread man. The menu is priced at $155 per person.

1500 San Ignacio Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33146

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